I wanted to write this post a while ago but decided to wait until I had made my job transition.  To be clear though, my thoughts have not materially changed from what it was when I was a Rackspace employee.  I’ve been saying the same things for over a year, as folks from various storage vendors […]

There are times in your career when you search diligently for the next big opportunity.  That was the case when I made the decision last year to focus on OpenStack by moving to Rackspace, one of the co-founders of the OpenStack project.  Pursuing the next big opportunity led me to transition, earlier this year, to […]

My goals for the recent OpenStack Summit in Atlanta were to participate as much as possible, to meet as many people in the community as possible, and to be a resource to as many members of the ecosystem as possible.  As it turned out, I was able to do two out of three, but not […]

Earlier this year, I had the privilege of giving two talks at the CloudStack Collaboration Conference in Denver, Colorado.  Neither talk was specifically about OpenStack; the first was on navigating the differences between legacy and cloud native applications while the second was on getting involved with and growing out technical communities.  While the response within […]

  One of the most rewarding things I got to do last year was to help educate the VMware community on the value and the workings of the OpenStack cloud platform.  As well, I had the opportunity to educate the OpenStack community on how VMware has been integrating their technologies into the OpenStack platform.  Along […]

It was nearly a year ago (April 29, 2013 to be exact) that I joined Rackspace as a Cloud Architect in their Private Cloud business unit.  And it has been one of the best years of my life, career-wise, as I got to work with some great people, to learn a disruptive technology called OpenStack, […]

The general availability of Icehouse, the ninth release of the OpenStack Cloud platform, is only a few months away.  Shortly after that will be the convening of the biannual OpenStack Summit in May, which will be held in Atlanta, GA.  This will be my second Summit and my first ever on U.S. soil.  At the […]


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